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The Business Side of Medical Devices: Physician-Owned Distributorships
Medical devices are products of decades of innovation and technological breakthroughs. They save lives every day. They also are big business. The United States […]
July 23, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
7 Dangerous Ingredients in Everyday Cosmetics and Toiletries
Today, "all-natural" cosmetics and toiletry products line store shelves. But, are these natural products better for consumers? Is everything labeled "all-natural" free of unhealthy […]
July 21, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Drugs
Most Dangerous Drugs: Xarelto, Pradaxa and Other Blood Thinners
If asked what the most dangerous prescription drug was, how would you answer? Given the recent opioid crisis, many people would likely answer OxyContin […]
July 16, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Drugs
5 Things to Avoid When Taking Blood Thinners
Blood thinners can prevent blood clots in the body. You may know clots as scabs: the itchy covering your body forms over cuts and […]
July 14, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
What Are the Signs of a Blood Clot in Your Leg?
Blood clots in your leg - a condition known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) - can form for a variety of reasons. People who spend […]
July 9, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Legal
Bayer Agrees to $10.9 Billion Roundup Settlement
In 2018, Bayer AG bought Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup weed killer. Along with rights to the herbicide, Bayer inherited the company's growing number […]
June 25, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is halting production of talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in North America. In a recent business assessment, the company identified 100 […]
May 29, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
The FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of All Zantac Products
Roughly six months ago, drug manufacturers began recalling Zantac (ranitidine) heartburn medications. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested all Zantac […]
April 16, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Legal
Legal Look: COVID-19 Affects Zantac and Zofran MDLs and Raises Concerns About ARB Users
This week's Legal Look covers coronavirus-related changes to Zantac and Zofran multidistrict litigation (MDL). It also touches on a recent suggestion that certain blood […]
March 26, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Zantac MDL Adds to Manufacturers' Troubles
Recently, contamination triggered widespread recalls of Zantac heartburn medication. As a result, the drug's manufacturers now face a growing number of legal and financial […]
February 21, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Heart Disease in Women: Gender Differences in Coronary Health
This post was contributed to ConsumerSafety.org by Kate Harveston. The heart is the organ that keeps us going day in and day out. But, […]
February 8, 2020
Author Staff
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Safety
Top Three Things to Know About the 2019 Johnson’s Baby Powder Recall
Top Three Things to Know About the 2019 Johnson's Baby Powder Recall 1: The Recalled, Asbestos-Contaminated Baby Powder May Not Have Been Authentic 2: […]
December 11, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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